PartyNow was made in light of the vast amount of mediocre DJ's that come with the college experience. I'm sure we all have been to countless numbers of parties or get togethers in which the DJ just doesn't get it. Shouldn't everyone be able to come to a general consensus on what we should listen to?
How it works
PartyNow utilizes the Spotify Android SDK and Web API. A user has the option to either host a party of join a party. If the user hosts a party then a queue of music is hosted on the phone of the host, and music is played from his device. Other users can then join the party he has started, where they will get access to the queue of music that is being hosted. Here's where the crowd sourced DJing comes in! You can then up vote songs to the top of queue depending on what music you like, meaning good music for all!
Challenges I ran into
Using web sockets was slightly new to this group, which came as a challenge at times. The Spotify SDK and API is only in Beta as well so it is not the best documented, which always bring a challenge.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The fact that we have a working app the connects people through common tastes in music in realtime!
What I learned
The experience that we got with Android apps that connect to a backend and web sockets is pretty valuable
What's next for PartyNow
The next step for PartyNow is to make a web app and iOS app, which shouldn't be hard as everything will use the same backend